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A painting that is well composed is half finished.
– Pierre Bonnard
Color does not add a pleasant quality to design – it reinforces it.
Art will never be able to exist without nature.
It is still color, it is not yet light.
You cannot possibly invent painting all by yourself.
When you forget everything, there only remains yourself – and that is not enough.
You reason color more than you reason drawing… Color has a logic as severe as form.
I’m trying to do what I have never done – give the impression one has on entering a room: one sees everything and at the same time nothing.
Work on the accent, it will enliven the whole.
The precision of naming takes away from the uniqueness of seeing.
Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly.
I should like to present myself to the young painters of the year 2000 with the wings of a butterfly.
The important thing is to remember what most impressed you and to put it on canvas as fast as possible.
One always talks of surrendering to nature. There is also such a thing as surrendering to the picture.